25 May

US Weather events

US Weather events

1917 103 yrs ago
A tornado ripped through southeast Kansas, traveling 65 mph. The average speed was a record for any tornado. (The Weather Channel)
1955 65 yrs ago
Two tornadoes struck the town of Blackwell, OK, within a few minutes time during the late evening. The tornadoes killed 18 persons and injured more than 500 others. Early the next morning a tornado virtually obliterated the small community of Udall KS killing 80 persons and injuring 270 persons. More than half the persons in the community were killed or injured by the tornado. (David Ludlum)
1987 33 yrs ago
Thunderstorms spawned fifteen tornadoes in West Texas. One thunderstorm spawned a powerful tornado near Gruver, TX, along with golf ball size hail and 75 mph winds. A man on a boat on Lake Bistineau in northwest Louisiana was struck and killed by lightning, while the other three persons in the boat were unharmed. The man reportedly stood up in the boat and asked to be struck by lightning. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
Unseasonably cool weather prevailed in the Upper Midwest. Marquette, MI, reported a record low of 26 degrees. Thunderstorms in the north central U.S. produced wind gusts to 62 mph at Idaho Falls, ID, and produced 4 inches of rain in less than four hours in northern Buffalo County. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a strong cold front produced severe weather from Oklahoma to Ohio through the day and night. Thunderstorms spawned nine tornadoes, and there were 155 reports of large hail and damaging winds. Hail three and a half inches in diameter was reported at Dittmer, MO, and thunderstorm winds gusting to 90 MPH caused twenty million dollars damage at Rockville IN. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 30 yrs ago
Evening thunderstorms spawned four tornadoes in Kansas and Missouri, and there were three dozen reports of large hail or damaging winds. Thunderstorms produced hail two inches in diameter at Cole Camp, and wind gusts to 72 mph at Rosebud. Heavy thunderstorm rains produced flash flooding in central Missouri. Flood waters swept through Washington State Park southwest of Saint Louis, and nearly one hundred persons had to be rescued from water as much as twenty feet deep. The flood waters swept away a number of vehicles, some were carried as much as four miles away. (The National Weather Summary)
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World records

World records

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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1896 124 yrs ago
Ortonville–Oakwood, Michigan 1973 fatalities
May 1896 tornado outbreak sequence – Houses and farms were leveled and swept away, with debris carried up to 12 mi (19 km) away. Trees were completely debarked, with even small twigs stripped bare in some cases.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis
1917 103 yrs ago
Andale–Sedgwick, Kansas 1997 fatalities
May–June 1917 tornado outbreak sequence – Many structures were swept away, and trees were debarked. The F5 rating is widely accepted.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis
1955 65 yrs ago
Blackwell, Oklahoma 2000 fatalities
1955 Great Plains tornado outbreak – Many homes and businesses were swept away in town.
Official F5/EF5; undisputed
1955 65 yrs ago
Udall, Kansas 1940 fatalities
1955 Great Plains tornado outbreak – Many homes and businesses were swept away in town. Vehicles were thrown and stripped down to their frames, including a pickup truck that was partially wrapped around a tree. A 30 foot (9.1 m)-by-40-foot (12 m) concrete block building was obliterated, with the foundation left mostly bare. Beams were also broken at a school building, and numerous trees were debarked.
Official F5/EF5; undisputed
2008 12 yrs ago
Parkersburg–New Hartford, Iowa 2011 fatalities
Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence – Well-built homes with anchor bolts were swept away, 17 of which were assessed to have sustained EF5 damage. Two of them had no visible debris left anywhere near the foundations. A concrete walk-out basement wall was pushed over at one home, and the concrete floor was cracked. A rebar support set into the foundation of another home was found snapped in half, and reinforced concrete light poles were snapped and dragged along the ground. A large industrial building was completely destroyed, with metal beams twisted and sheared off at their bases, and the foundation pushed clean of the metal framing and debris. Vehicles were thrown long distances and stripped down to their frames as well. Additionally, a large field east of Parkersburg was filled with finely granulated debris that was wind-rowed in long streaks, trees were completely debarked, and shrubs were uprooted and stripped in some areas.
Official F5/EF5; undisputed

Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1923-05-25 22.21 UTC 97 yrs ago
Iran (carte) Magnitude: 5.7 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2219

1948-05-25 07.11 UTC 72 yrs ago
China (carte) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)737

2008-05-25 08.21 UTC 12 yrs ago
China (carte) , 18 km deep Magnitude: 6.1
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking8
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects8


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